THE ISRAELITES – “Jamaican Celebration” CD – (JUMP046 – OUT OF PRINT)

The Southern Californa traditional ska scene continues to flourish – and leading the way is THE ISRAELITES who have been performing and recording non-stop for over a decade. Their last album “Roots” was an instant hit worldwide – scorching 60’s Jazz-Ska in the vein of THE SKATALITES, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, and DESMOND DEKKER. As with their previous efforts, the band’s spiritual message harks back to the earliest Jamaican ska sides – as we all know early reggae/ska had a positve gospel Continue reading THE ISRAELITES – “Jamaican Celebration” CD – (JUMP046 – OUT OF PRINT)


Traditional Jamaican ska has always had a strong following in Southern California, and for the past 10 years THE ISRAELITES have been writing, performing, and promoting this music to legions of fans—perfecting their style with this new album appropriately titled “Roots”. One quick listen will prove that these cats really do know their roots: The Skatalites, Wailers, Toots & The Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Derrick Morgan, Lee Perry & The Upsetters. Trojan Records. Coxsone Dodd. Island Records. Continue reading THE ISRAELITES – “Roots” CD – (JUMP041 – OUT OF PRINT)